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What Qualities Make a Good Parent
students pair up to talk about what makes a good parent/friend, beginning with "a good parent/friend is someone who...". I also piled up a list of words/phrases (mostly verbs) to make it less difficult for my intermediate students.
The Independent: What Makes a Good Parent
You see, by taking a long term perspective as to what we want for our children - the question of what makes a good parent will more or less answer itself.
As I started to write this, I asked my eldest child, who is nine, what makes a good parent. “Someone who cuddles you, someone who plays with you, someone who is kind and is calm when you do something wrong.” None of this is, surely, a surprise. But its sheer basicness is such that it is actually easy to forget just how little good quality attention children need.Am I a good parent? I ask myself that question almost constantly. I’ve been spending a lot of time lately mulling over what makes a good parent? More importantly, what constitutes bad parenting? I just can’t can’t seem to get away from it. No matter the issue, . I want to be the cool mom who gives all the great parenting tips because I have my collective parenting shit together but I AM NOT!Have you ever got the questions: What is My Job as a Parent? An Effective Parent vs. A Better Parent. What Makes A Good Parent? If you had before, you can download this Free Positive Parenting Program by Author, Shelly Lefkoe; co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Guide to Effective Parenting.